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Crunch Swiss and Ham Appetizers

We farm 2,000 acres and raise a few thousand chicken, so I'm often too busy to cook much in the summer. These appetizers are quick and easy, though, and perfect for hot days when you want to eat light. During the winter, when we have more time to entertain, they're also a great hit with guests.

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  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    about 8 dozen


  • 2 cups very stiff mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups finely chopped cooked ham
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 large egg, well beaten
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3-1/2 cups cornflakes, crushed


  • Combine all ingredients except cornflakes; chill. Shape into 1-in. balls and roll in cornflakes.
  • Place on greased baking sheet and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. Serve while hot.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 52 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • mandystricklandcarpenter
    Feb 4, 2018

    These were a good way to use up leftovers. I didn't have corn flakes, so I crushed up potato chips (regular and sour cream & onion) for the coating.

  • rena 55
    May 7, 2014

    Made these for a party (all women) and there were none left!!! They were easy to make and so good. Will go in my "make again...soon" file.

  • keverwann
    Jun 27, 2009

    I think these are a good use of leftovers, but I wouldn't prep them from scratch. We enjoyed them using leftover cooked chicken instead of ham, leftover Chili Cheese Corn (also from Taste of Home) instead of the mayo and onion, and cheddar cheese instead of the swiss. I forgot about chilling it (oops!) and it turned out fine, just a little sticky and messy. Mine tasted good and were quite simple when everything was already prepped. These are worth trying with what you have at home!

  • ILTL
    Jul 25, 2006

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